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London Met ranks sixth in UK for teaching quality in new Good Uni Guide
Overall, the University climbed 25 places in the Times and Sunday Times league table, with teaching quality and student experience shown to be of a particularly high standard.
Pop-up Covid vaccine clinics come to London Met
The clinics will run from 27-28 September at our Holloway Road campus, and 4-5 October at our Aldgate campus.
Students offer free support to small businesses, social enterprises and charities in London
Small businesses, social enterprises and charities can receive bespoke, free support from London Met, with entrepreneurial students offering their skills in a wide range of areas.
London Met surges in Guardian league tables
High scores in student satisfaction, value added and spend-per-student contributed to London Met rising 31 places in the league table.
London Met academic named Charity Times Rising Star of the Year
Dr Nicola Sharps-Jeff, emeritus fellow of CWASU and CEO of Surviving Economic Abuse, was recognised for her impact in raising awareness and transforming responses to economic abuse.
London Met shortlisted for ‘higher education Oscar’
University nominated in the Outstanding Contribution to the Local Community category of this year’s THE awards
London Met recognised for gender equality work
Bronze Athena Swan award a significant landmark as work begins on Silver accreditation.
How your travel inspires the next generation
Jadon Joyner, International Officer at London Met, discusses representation in study abroad experiences, a topic he'll explore at this year's Diversity Abroad Annual Conference.
Join London's careers-focused university this autumn
There's still time to get your place at London Met through Clearing. Hear from our students about what we have to offer. and call our dedicated Clearing hotline on 0800 032 4441.
The future is flexible: student services and wellbeing beyond Covid
London Met's Mark Ellul spoke at a recent panel discussion hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education, exploring student wellbeing.
London Met student in the final for national comedy award
Digital Media student Omar Badawy is a finalist in the Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2021.
Student and Staff Research Conference 2021: Negotiating a Changed World
London Met PhD student Amy Chave reflects on the University’s recent student and staff research conference.
London Met partners with The Liliesleaf Trust UK
Among other initiatives, this partnership will create a PhD opportunity with the Centre of Memory and Learning to develop a community-focused engagement programme.
Celebrating innovation and excellence in Islington education
The University was proud to sponsor the Teacher of the Year category at the third annual Islington Education Awards.
London Met shines in National Student Survey
London Met’s student satisfaction scores well above the average for the UK, with the University placing higher than almost all Russell Group institutions in this year's NSS.
The London Met Lab announces new partnership with Living Under One Sun
The two organisations will work together to promote civic engagement and community connection in Tottenham.
London Met shortlisted for prestigious national graduate recruitment award
The University has been included in the ‘Best university employability strategy’ award category.
London Met supports Islington Living Wage campaign
The University, which has been committed to paying the London Living Wage since 2014, joins the campaign to make Islington North London’s first Living Wage Borough.
Marcus Rashford collaborates with Free Books Campaign
The Free Books Campaign, founded by London Met’s Sofia Akel, will distribute 400 books in collaboration with Marcus Rashford’s Book Club and Macmillan Kids.
Do Black Lives still Matter in higher education?
Staff from London Met’s Centre for Equity and Inclusion discussed the University’s Race Equity Strategy at an HE sector event.
London Met mentors give Mayesbrook students 'inspiration and aspiration’
London Met's mentoring programme is transforming the lives of students at the alternative provision school based in Barking and Dagenham, East London.
London Met named one of UK's best universities for future business leaders
A study by Hitachi Capital Invoice Finance placed London Met sixth in the country for budding CEOs and Managing Directors.
National Saturday Club’s annual Summer Show
The online exhibition of work goes live Saturday 12 June.
Underwear start-up, created by London Met alumna, smashes crowdfunding target
MERRI Intimates, which took home the top prize at Big Idea Challenge last year, is still raising funds for unique, beautiful underwear which promotes gynaecological health.
25th Anniversary of the Irish Writers in London Summer School
The Ambassador of Ireland, Adrian O’Neill, hosted a virtual celebration at the Irish Embassy to commemorate the occasion.
Join the Centre for Equity and Inclusion's first Annual Special Guest Lecture
Special Guest Angela Saini, author of Superior and Inferior, will unpack the roots and social construction of race in academia.
London Met to commemorate first London Pride March with new plaque
The plaque will commemorate the afterparty of the inaugural 1972 Pride March, which was held in London Met's Holloway Road building.
A huge congratulations to the winners of the Big Idea Challenge 2021
Read about the innovative ideas which took home the prizes at London Met’s annual enterprise competition.
London Met supports #GettingResults campaign
The campaign, run by Universities UK, highlights the role that higher education institutions have played during and beyond the pandemic.
Enhancing teaching practice in higher education
The second edition of a book co-edited by London Met's Prof Digby Warren, which integrates theory and pedagogical research to enrich teaching in universities, has just been published.
Student success at Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition
Three enterprise projects from the University have made it to the semi-final of this year’s competition, and are in the running for a £20,000 start-up grant.
London Met students give back to the city
Clinics offering legal advice, sports injury assessment and rehabilitation, and community art projects are on offer for all Londoners, under the supervision of qualified experts.
A statement from our Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs regarding Dr Aminul Hoque
Our Vice-Chancellor responds following the decision not to reappoint Dr Aminul Hoque as a trustee for the Royal Museums Greenwich.
Irish Writers in London Summer School returns for 25th year
The Summer School, taking place in June 2021, provides an informal but informed setting for participants to read and discuss contemporary Irish literature.
Understanding vaccine hesitancy in London
The NHS and London Metropolitan University are launching a joint research project to understand why Londoners are the least likely to take a Covid vaccine.
Covid testing at London Met: "Quick, easy and important to keep each other safe"
Student Union President Chrystalle Margallo discusses her experience of being tested for Covid at London Met.
London Met statement on anti-Asian racism
We are outraged at the rise in racially motivated attacks targeted at East-Asian, Southeast Asian and Pacific Island people in the UK and around the world.
Get tested for Covid-19 and you could win a £100 voucher
Students coming to campus should be tested for Covid every time that they come in to keep our community safe - you could win a £100 Amazon voucher.
Exploring the links between extremism and violence against women
London Met's Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit is undertaking research on religious and racial supremacist movements and how they connect to violence against women and girls.
Celebrating the success of our partners
London Met partner institution, Esoft Metro Campus, celebrated seven graduation ceremonies over two days.
Lessons for Cities Worldwide
The London Met Lab's proposed COP26 exhibit will highlight five approaches to the environment: research, teaching, student enterprise, partnerships and management.
Fact or fiction?: Event series to support public decision making
An expert panel will answer questions on vaccinations, masks, social distancing and the nature and behaviour of the COVID-19 virus itself.
Get tested for COVID-19 if you're back on campus
London Met’s testing centre for people without COVID symptoms is open again from 8 March. Get tested to keep your community safe.
London Met launches ambitious Race Equity Strategy
The University has committed £15 million to drive racial equity and inclusion at London Met.
Recent graduates create striking National Student Survey campaign
Former Visual Communications students hope London Met campaign encourages final year students to give the gift of their experience to other students.
London Met presents the Big House Theatre and Bullet Tongue Reloaded
9 March, 4:30-6:30pm
The "ferocious and powerful" play will be streamed live, using immersive theatre to lead its audience into the hidden world of marginalised young people involved in gang activity.
The unique experiences of international students at London Met were highlighted in a recent webinar.
Spotlight on careers
All students are invited to a series of events from the London Met Careers team to develop an understanding of different fields and network with the people working in them.
The Hungry London debate
More than 150 people attended the online debate on the urgent topic of food poverty, made all the worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is what our Journalism BA students had to say.
Supporting employability for international students
London Met's Jenny Wilkinson will take part in a British Council panel to discuss how UK institutions can support international graduate routes.
New exhibition celebrates centenary of Mary Reid Macarthur
The life and work of the pioneering female trade unionist are explored by the exhibition, with a rich variety of sources from London Met's TUC Library Collections.
Saturday Club returns to London Met
The club offers young Londoners the chance to study creative subjects with leading experts for free.
Universities are failing to recognise and tackle Islamophobia, London Met Study finds
A new report calls for institutions to recognise the existence of Islamophobia, do more to examine its impact, and take decisive action to eradicate Islamophobia from campuses.
London Met lecturer launches The Podiatrist magazine
Following his appointment as professional editor, Dr Chris Morriss-Roberts is working to ensure the publication is forward-looking, contemporary and relevant to its readers.
Celebrating the Class of 2020
This year's graduates were invited to attend virtual events to celebrate what they have accomplished in such extraordinary circumstances.
Partnership with British Council sees London Met offer lectures in India
London Met academics took guest lectures on artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, design, and models of power in liberal democracies to universities and schools in India.
Interdisciplinary team to explore impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQI+ communities in Lambeth
The team have been awarded research funding from London Met’s Transformation Fund Awards to undertake this innovative research project.
The living memory of cities
Nicholas Temple discusses London Met's new collaboration with industry to offer a series of events, launched with a lecture from eminent architectural scholar, Prof David Leatherbarrow.
London Met becomes first UK University to adopt APPG working definition of Islamophobia
The definition outlines that 'Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived Muslimness.'
COVID-19 testing available on campus for people without symptoms
The testing centres are open 30 Nov - 15 Dec.
Testing people who don’t have symptoms could significantly improve the detection of positive cases, so people can isolate themselves and prevent the spread of the disease.
Minding the privilege gap
Three of London Met’s senior leaders joined former Secretary of State for Education, the Rt Hon Justine Greening, on her podcast ‘Fit for Purpose’.
How can universities support their local communities through COVID-19?
An event co-hosted by London Met and HEPI brought together a range of voices in the higher education and civic engagement sectors to share their expertise.
London Met launches new Centre for Equity & Inclusion
The Centre will sit at the heart of London Met, acting as the ideological driving force behind its pedagogy, the student experience and workplace culture.
New Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre launches seminar series
The programme of events was launched with a session on 'Thinking and practice on violence against women in the Global South.'
From Irish Fever to Chinese Flu: the racialisation of epidemics
A unique poetry evening on 3 December will consider the ways in which nations and their people are stigmatised by disease.
"London Met's approach is vital," says ex-Cisco and current Palo Alto engineer
Alexander Duncan now works as a Global Systems Engineer at Palo Alto.
London Met academics present COVID-19 research to Lambeth Council
Researchers from across the University showcased the work they are doing to address the challenges of the pandemic.
London Met partner school shortlisted for two teaching awards
The partnership with London Met, which sees students mentor the school’s pupils in maths, was highlighted in the shortlisting for its role in raising attainment and aspiration.
TalkCampus comes to London Met
The free app will provide instant peer support for students who need someone to talk to.
A brighter future for students and graduates
London Met students and graduates will have unique access to employers and work opportunities through a new partnership with Bright Network.
Black History 365
Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs made a commitment to interrogating London Met’s curricula choices to advance anti-racist practice at the University.
Learning across generations
London Met students will work collaboratively with the Islington University of the Third Age (iU3A) to enable older members of the community to develop new interests and skills.
Launching the Global Diversities and Inequalities Research Centre
The GDIRC will bring together researchers from across the University to explore a range of issues relating to diversity and inequality.
Rebuilding a fairer economy: new partnership to help young people back into work
A partnership between London Met and Hackney Council will help rebuild an inclusive local economy, as part of the long-term response to the pandemic.